Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439003
runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab not preventing gdm startup
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:13:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Changing to runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab:
no longer stops gdm startup on reboot.
This is a major problem if trying to fix X11 problems (e.g. with the currently
borked ati driver).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit /etc/inittab, change runlevel from 5 to 3
gdm still starts (presuming X11 setup is ok, which it is not on my system)
console login only
Same problem exists in Rawhide.
Are you *SURE* this is happening on F8? Rawhide has a very different code base
that no longer reads /etc/inittab.
99%, but I'll receck and get back to you.
So, on F9, if /etc/inittab is no longer read, why is it still there? It only
confuses people like me who expect that it is still the way to change runlevel.
Because I haven't done a build to remove it yet. :)
Re FC8 - I must have been mistaken, or at least, I can't reproduce it today with
latest updates. Sorry.
So this is a F9 issue only.
OK. You can solve rawhide by editing /etc/sysconfig/init, and changing the value
This has been reverted to read inittab again.